As the need for real-time exposure to information grows, government PR and communications professionals should start to re-evaluate their plan of attack for press releases and public announcements. After handling all Granicus PR efforts and working with PIO’s and publicly directors at all levels of government, I’ve come to realize the importance of ensuring your public announcements give audiences something more transparent than just text—linking to a live or archived video is quickly becoming the new standard.
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Through the years I've trained hundreds of people on how to use their Granicus solution. I thought it would be useful to summarize a few words of wisdom for clients just getting started with your Granicus solution. For new clients, long-time clients, or for those of you who are considering joining the family, there are a few tid-bits in here for you! After all, it's always good to learn new techniques to improve your workflow, increase transparency, and maybe even help the environment with publishing paperless agenda packets.
The 112th U.S. Congress kicked off its first legislative session Wednesday in a live broadcast from the House floor reaching millions of viewers on Facebook and the Granicus network. This set the tone for what's to come in the new year from Congress—a stronger commitment to transparency and accountability.
As government agencies implement the Granicus Citizen Participation Suite, citizens across the country are being given the opportunity to conveniently engage in the legislative process like never before—without leaving their home!
Last week’s webinar, Top 5 Ways to Increase Website Traffic with Video, attracted over 60 government agencies across the U.S. and Canada. While video becomes a powerful tool for transparency and accountability, government staff members across all different departments are still trying to find ways to use it effectively—to not only attract a wider audience to their website, but also to build public trust.
We know that many government agencies struggle to get citizens to their websites. Now there’s an easy way to get them there and keep them engaged: video! In today’s Web 2.0 world, video is a critical component to successful websites, people expect it. Think about it, how many websites have you visited lately that didn’t in some way leverage the use of video?
Granicus just released a new version of our Digital Media Player. It gives governments and citizens enhanced tools to watch, clip, and share portions of video across the web like never before. Research shows that when comparing text and video posts on social networks video receives 27% more engagement than text posts. The new player enables our clients to become a bigger part of this video revolution while ensuring they have maximum control over how their videos are published and experienced by citizens.